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Department of

Chemistry

We think chemists have all the solutions.

Our chemistry program integrates classroom instruction with laboratory experimentation and faculty-student collaborative research.

One ongoing project involves developing a new method of indenoannulation, which is the process used to synthesize organic molecules that could be used in solar cells. The goal is to define a more viable and efficient source of alternative energy using solar power.

As a chemistry major, you can engage in research activities during the academic year and conduct stipend-bearing research during the summer.  You might choose to investigate topics in green chemistry, environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, or biochemistry.
 

Recent Stories

  • For chemistry major Beatrice Keller ’19, an “I’ll just go and see” opportunity turned into a day of unexpected learning.

  • Patrick Ginther ’17 finds questions, answers, and connections in the enormous and ever-changing puzzle that is the field of biochemistry. 

  • Laurel Jones ’16 is combining art and chemistry in her Senior Capstone Experience project, part of which is on display at the Kohl Art Gallery as artwork made of soil-based paint.

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